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2x Passive House Tradesperson

2x Passive House Tradesperson

Paarhammer is proud to have 2 certified Passive House Tradespeople on staff and congratulates Thomas Paarhammer (Paarhammer Windows) and Andrew Ferguson (Siegware - Architectural Innovations) to the successful completion of their course.

‘A PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) is equipped to implement the Passive House building standard. They have passed the accreditation exam issued by the international Passive House Institute, and they are in a unique position to work with design teams that have targeted Passive House certification as a project goal.’ is stated on the Australian Passive House website.

Passive House is a holistic construction certification standard, that started in Germany in 1988 and became a worldwide movement. It is based on buildings being suitable for location and usage, and having the benefits of being healthy, comfortable, resilient, easy to operate, affordable to run and quiet. A Passive House building is designed and built in accordance with five building-science principles: airtightness, thermal insulation, mechanical ventilation heat recovery, high performance windows and thermal bridge free construction.

Windows are a big part of a Passive House building and should be at least double glazed, including low-E, or triple glazed. Frame materials have to be good insulators, feature seals and the lowest air-infiltration possible through many locking points. Paarhammer offers the Architectural Timber Range and the Wood-Alu Range for Passive House construction with very low U-levels from 0.8.

To serve our customers even better, both our companies now have a Passive House Tradesperson on staff.

For high performance and certified Passive House windows please feel free to contact Thomas at Paarhammer on 03 5368 1999 or

For Passive House construction items, e.g. wraps, tapes and airtightness products, please contact Andrew at Siegware on 03 5368 1181 or

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